Shop-Vac, Lowe's Sucked Into False-Specs Class Action

Law360, New York (April 30, 2012, 6:02 PM EDT) -- Wet/dry vacuums made by Shop-Vac Corp. for Lowe's HIW Inc. offer a fraction of the horsepower and tank size the companies promised, disgruntled customers said in a proposed class action filed Friday in New Jersey.

Plaintiffs Clay Scott and Scott Mahoney brought the suit on behalf of a nationwide class, saying their Shop-Vac by Lowe's machines, which they purchased from the home improvement store, rev to less than half the promised power and feature a tank two-thirds the size advertised.

"The three most important representations and...
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